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Made in de
Shroomin Brain Boy





Berlin Germany

^i know that feeling all too well...and when you do the maths...you feel instantly old...if not ancient...

   
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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






I found a copy of the movie Hardbodies in the bargain bin last week and remembered it was a bad movie for acting and plot, but we loved it when it came out in the Infantry because it had a lot of pretty girls in swimsuits. And then it struck me that this was more than 3o years ago. The 90's were just 3 or 4 years ago? What happened to my 80's?

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Hardbodies, that's the one about converting pewter miniatures right?

 
   
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Nope- not even that much plot! Basically a lot of shots of a beach in California, young guy tries to teach old guys how to pick up chicks (who are so vapid and desperate that they fall for it)- typically early 80's T&A flick. _Very_ popular with a barracks full of GI's with the 'just got out of prison' haircut at a base near a small town that hates them. Closest most of us ever got to a pretty girl was the TV screen, and 'VCRs' were the newest thing!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

Hard bodies is a classic up there with Hot Resort and Bikini Carwash Company 2.

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Bob! My long lost movie-brother! Spring Break also.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

So... just out of curiosity, any way to improve the BS of a fortification? Stragies, psychics, orders, whatever?

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
So... just out of curiosity, any way to improve the BS of a fortification? Stragies, psychics, orders, whatever?


I've decided Games Workshop rules are like the weather in New England - if you don't like them, just wait a little while, they'll change. Speaking of old time, there was a time when I thought it worth the trouble to memorize them all.

Huge Bastion looks good!
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Now that the frame is done I have plans for it, BIG plans.

Useful rules would be nice though

 
   
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Call it a couple of different fortifications "on the same base"...?
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Little bunker is more or less done.



And biggie is waiting for a shapeways order.



Biggie's not glued yet but more or less fits, I may have to squeeze some green stuff into the gaps.


 
   
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The way you dealt with the gap between the two pieces is great! It really looks like it was an intended component of the kit.

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

 Meer_Cat wrote:
The way you dealt with the gap between the two pieces is great! It really looks like it was an intended component of the kit.


Well that's because I bit the bullet and bitz ordered the missing part And oh $30 more worth of stuff

But thanks though.

Massive progress on the motorpool this weekend.



to...



Still lots of bits and bobs to do, always more, but the end is in sight.

Until I buy 4 more...

 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

Just parking two shopping links

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Wizkids-Deep-Cuts-Premium-Unpainted-Miniatures-Cage-Chains-D-D-/382615228920



http://www.champindustries.net/orders_b.html


 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Motorpool looking good. If it gets too big you'll need to build a parking and repair bay for them....


That cage looks interesting, there's a couple of the deep cuts pieces that look useful

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain





SoCal

The earlier movie discussion really makes me wonder what you want Caged or Chained. Is it Heat?


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The tanks are looking cool. But space cops need space bikes. Are you going to convert GSC bikes or scout bikes?

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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Textured bases are my new favorite thing in the multiverse. Seriously, I have not even tried to base an army in ten years, and I just did 60 models in a night.



The cages at $5 a pop will make nice scatter terrain or something to put behind a truck. Maybe hang from the Fortress Precinct? Throw some flagellents in and bob's your uncle.

Just started watching the 1984 version of Nineteen Eighty Four, I imagine Imperial Law as looking like that one paper but Brazil in practice.


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As for bikes...

The only good rules I might use are Death Riders, in which case I'd use Empire Outriders once of my favorite kits of all time.

But I'll have to take a look when the bikes come out.

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






SoCal, USA!

Those bases are not unlike the ones that Studio McVey used for Sedition Wars.

For a while, that box was clearancing under $20. Trash all of the game models and print, and just keep the bases and dice, and you came out ahead!

   
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Cairo, Egypt

Bit of work on some other shelf warmers today, Bullgryns and 10 more Van Saar.



Lord have mercy! The soles of his feet are 2 separate parts? Does this accomplish something? I recall Ogres have this too, is there some technical reason?

Well it certainly can't get any worse than-



ARE YOU #$^*ing KIDDING me? The CIGAR is a separate bit? That's smaller than a pencil lead! Why? For mercy's sake why?

None of the arms are pose able they can only be glued to one specific torso and only in one position, the armor only fits on one specific torso... but you made the cigar and soles of the feet separate...

Feh.

But the results are decent enough.



And will look even better with the shields. Which the instructions tell you to glue on before painting... because they assume we're all triple-jointed gold demon winners...



Also starting my second box of Van Saar to Arbites conversions. This one should have some more interesting variations.

 
   
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Not where I should be

GW kits are awesome. Really great models but they really don't want you to be creative any more. Conversions are for the truly gifted these days.

Looking good though.




 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

Funny thing is this wasn't the worst kit I built tonight.

The Wonder Twins got a new kitchen set from mom, which meant building it fell to... me.

I swear I have built Ikea furniture, GW kits, Russian and Chinese model kits, scratch built stuff but this... this was sent by the Devil himself.

SIXTEEN screws for the legs, eight different sized screws, parts that look the same forwards and backwards until you get to 12 sets later...

FEH!
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Hardest kit I built today

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Huntsville, Texas

Looking at your Centaurs, I am shocked you didn't just pick up 1/54 scale WWII Universal Carriers and add some 40k bits. These are $11 on eBay at 1:54 scale, and the Centaurs are pretty much a straight copy of these.


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Oh. Forgot to say, your stuff looks great though! Really motivating to see that many well converted models.
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Once I dropped $$$ on OOP Arbites metal I figured I may as well make a GW compliant army.

Otherwise I'd have gone with Anvil or Mad Robot who make better and cheaper space cops.

And the Centaurs were about $20 a pop on bitz sites since I just needed the treads and hull.

 
   
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Huntsville, Texas

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Once I dropped $$$ on OOP Arbites metal I figured I may as well make a GW compliant army.

Otherwise I'd have gone with Anvil or Mad Robot who make better and cheaper space cops.

And the Centaurs were about $20 a pop on bitz sites since I just needed the treads and hull.


More than fair enough, I can't say anything though... I have spent far more on 20 brand new Tallarn Rough Riders than I would like to admit. I love the old school cool feeling of your army though, I can't wait to see a group shot when it is "done" (because projects like this are never done haha).
   
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USA

It is so frustrating when building something and all the screws are different sizes needing differ screwdrivers/heads. It certainly looks like you persevered thought. It's a real shame about those model kits allowing no creativity, we wouldn't have gotten to see that cool space hulk if weren't able to be creative.

   
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Cairo, Egypt

Nothing too profound from my Friday Night paint night, but got some more done on the motor pool.



Going for a black and white squad car look. Still need to drybrush the black and ink and add some signage

Vox CMXI
To Protect and to Serve - The God-Emperor of Mankind!
SWAT
RIOT
OBEY

you get the idea

 
   
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6 foot underwater

I can definitely see OBEY in big stenciled letters across a dozer-blade.....

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

OK not to harp on the Bullgryns but harp, harp, harp...

You can fit 4 of them in a Chimera so they're sold in packs of... THREE! The kit has 3 weapon options, 2 shield options and optional suits of armor, and makes a special character!

Was all this really necessary? Couldn't they just add some mismatched armor to the base bodies, then have the shields and shoulder pads? Do we really need the ripper guns and grenade gauntlets? It just seems the kit needed a good hard look before they made the sprues, it could easily have had 4 or 5 in the box.

 
   
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Don't get me started on the odd number hotdogs per package versus rolls in a bag!

More seriously, in this case it may be an oversight or catch-up on GW's part- they have tried to make a lot of their other IG kits more flexible to get people to keep buying them.

Your ideas are right along those line: instead of having complete specialty figures, have a base figure that you can customize (maybe even magnetize) so you can use those expensive models in multiple roles.


"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast



 
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

Some work on the Chief Justice and some of his associate justices.



Empire Bright Wizard, Volk or something the high priest, and two old artillery engineers soon to be two officers and two priests.

Needs inking but this should work.

Also got the Champ Industries bases, as someone said they're a hair bigger than GW bases but fine for my purposes. Should make up an IG squad this weekend to test.

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